The exhibition entitled “Common factor“explores the possibilities of depicting both the natural and the urban in an effort to prove a person understanding his different approaches.
Its main feature is the diversity, in accordance with the wide range of studies, interests and approaches that characterize it Stavros Charisopoulos.
Through a careful analysis of the natural and urban landscape, he looks for new symbols, architectural structures and color surfaces, gives way to his creative imagination and manages to enrich his images with a metaphysical atmosphere.
The color flows with a strong poetic flow between his images, unites natural landscapes with sequences from city scenes. The black and white hidden geometric textures clearly reveal to us that in both environments there are close mental, semantic and expressive relations.
In New York and Barcelona, the photographer redesigns the natural landscape and creates a new one, emphasizing its clean forms and structures. It exposes the essence of the city, liberates the buildings from their spatial framework and environment and with its lens captures bold shapes, lines and levels with light and shadows in a communication sequence. In these complex urban landscapes, seemingly chaotic and disharmonious but full of common visual stimuli, Stavros isolates and highlights masterful elements that are important to him.
In Venice he discovers new urban spaces. Traces of human presence, in the form of ethereal and mysterious shadows. A strong cinematic imprint, comes to life in his images through a magical conversation of dark and light shots.
Whether it is visually chaotic environments or natural landscapes, Stavros manages to identify the “common denominator” that unifies the thematic motley photographs of the exhibition and to isolate these motifs, creating a visual, aesthetic uniformity and identity.
A few words about Stavros Charisopoulos
Stavros Charisopoulos was born in Athens in 1976.
He made his first contact with photography by taking analog photography classes at ACS and then began Plato Rivellis’ artistic photography seminars in the Photographic Circle.
He studied jewelry design and gemology at the GIA in New York.
In recent years he has been professionally involved in architecture and product photography, while in terms of his personal project he remains divided between landscape and street photography.
His photographs have won awards at international competitions (Tokyo TYFA Gold Winner, Paris PX3, EPSON Pano Awards) and he has participated in group exhibitions at the Tsichritzis Foundation for the Fine Arts and the Art Circle.
He has held solo exhibitions at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History, the Nikos Gaitis Art Gallery in Tinos and the Greek Consulate in NY.
Opening: 5/7/2022 (time: 19.00)
Exhibition duration: 5/7 / until 15/9/2022
Exhibition space: Start Korai
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